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Swann Communications DVR8-2550 8 Channel DVR with Smartphone Viewing & 4 x ADS-180 Cameras

Item # SCSWDVK825504C (Part # SWDVK-825504C)
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Item Description:
8 Channel Digital Video Recorder with pre-installed 500GB HDD, 4 x 400 TVL line Cameras, H.264 latest recording technology, Web and Smartphone remote viewing, Transfer incidents to USB flash drive, VGA connection to view on LCD Monitor
The Swann DVR8-2550 & 4 ADS-180 Cameras Security Monitoring System delivers everything you need to defend your home or business, safeguard your loved ones and deter intruders. It is cutting-edge surveillance technology made easy, at an affordable price.
With 8 channels to choose from, you can add 4 more cameras of your choice to ensure all the important locations at your premises are protected. Use the DVR's remote control or push button controls to view 8 channels at once, quad view or 1 channel at a time. It's up to you.
The system includes a state-of-the-art 8 Channel DVR8-2550 digital video recorder for simultaneous viewing and recording of 8 video streams locally, over the Internet or on your 3G Smartphone. The unit has H.264 video compression for fast, efficient recording and playback. You can also adjust the frame rate and image resolution with CIF real-time recording on all 8 channels (30 fps per channel, 120 fps total) and the ability to adjust the recording settings for each camera to the resolution you choose from 352 x 240 pixels (CIF) up to 704 x 480 pixels (D1). The four Day / Night Cameras provide crystal clear video through their high resolution 400 TV Lines 1/4" Super CMOS image sensors with night vision up to 33 feet and the ability to operate indoors and outdoors.
A massive 500GB SATA hard drive is pre-installed to allow up to 60 days+ of continuous recording from all 8 cameras. You can also record for longer, save time and hard drive space using the DVR8-2550's advanced motion activated recording. Even better, the time and date are integrated into your video files, allowing you to find incident footage and transfer events to a USB flash drive for easy storage and retrieval when the time is right. You can also configure the DVR to send you email alerts when activity is detected for peace of mind, all the time.
Easily set-up remote viewing with Swann's UPnP (Universal Plug n Play) technology that automatically configures the DVR to your router (if your router has UPnP capability) and the internet. Knowing what's happening is easier than ever with VGA connection for viewing on your PC or LCD monitor (with VGA input) or view on your existing TV using the video cable in the pack.
With the Swann DVR4-2550 & 4 ADS-180 Cameras Security Monitoring System, Smartphone viewing is remarkably easy to set up and use. Once the DVR and cameras are installed at your home or business, simply download the free 'SwannView' app from the relevant app website or from For iPhone or iPad users the app is free to download from the AppStore. For Android users it can be downloaded from the Android Market and BlackBerry users can access their AppWorld. Users of Windows Mobile 6 or Symbian OS can download from
For your convenience the app is also included on a disk in the pack. Once Swannview is installed on your Smartphone, put the DVR's IP address into the browser and in less than a minute you can view video from all 4 cameras live onscreen. You can also receive email alerts if the DVR detects motion. Staying in contact has never been easier!
As a specialist in DIY Security, you can buy Swann products with confidence knowing you will be keeping your loved ones, home or business safe. Swann stands by its promise of Lifetime Support to make advanced security easy to use, install and maintain. Everything is in the pack but if you need it, Swann's help desk is available with extended hours to remotely set up your internet viewing and answer any questions you may have. If you don't have the time to DIY, Swann can organize installation with full details in the pack.
The Swann DVR4-2550 & 4 ADS-180 Camera Security Monitoring System is professional, affordable and allows you to have peace of mind at your home or business wherever you are, at anytime. It really is advanced security made easy.
  • Value for money security system for home or business protection
  • View & record 8 channels of high quality video simultaneously in real time
  • Includes 4 weather resistant, clear resolution 400TVL cameras with powerful night vision to 33ft/10m, add 4 more cameras for full 8 channel monitoring
  • Set & forget by recording continuously from 8 cameras for 60 days+ onto a massive 500GB hard drive, even longer with motion detection
  • Save time & have peace of mind by easily locating incident video, then transfer to USB flash drive
  • View live or playback on your regular TV or use VGA connection to view on an LCD monitor
  • Surveillance in the palm or your hand with live viewing on 3G enabled Smartphone including iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile 6, Symbian OS and more, with remote notification via email
  • Fight back against crime by deterring intruders, protecting your property & knowing what's happening at all times
  • An economical solution for any home or business wanting complete protection

Video Format: NTSC or PAL
Video Inputs: 8 Composite BNC Inputs
Video Outputs: 2 Composite BNC Outputs, VGA Out
Display Resolution: NTSC: 704 x 480, PAL: 704 x 576
Display Frame Rate: NTSC: 30fps, PAL: 25fps


Audio Input: 4 RCA Inputs
Audio Output: 2 RCA Outputs


Compression Format: H.264
Recording Resolution: NTSC: D1 (704 x 480), HD1 (704 x 240) CIF (352 x 240), PAL: D1 (704 x 576), HD1, (352 x 288), CIF (352 x 288)
Global Recording Frame Rate: NTSC: 60 fps D1, 120 fps HD1, 120 fps CIF, PAL: 50 fps D1,100 fps HD1, 100 fps CIF
Recording Modes: Manual / Motion / Schedule
Multiplex Operation: Multiplex
HDD Interface / Memory Type: 500 GB SATA
Hard Drive Support: Up to 2TB

LAN Connection: Yes
Network Interface: RJ45
Network Protocol: TCP/IP, DDNS, UPnP
Remote Operation: Yes

Operating Power: DC 12V
Dimensions: 12.4" x 8.9" x 2.4", 315mm x 225mm x 60mm
Weight: 4.4lbs / 2 kg
Backup Method: USB to Flash Drive / Network
Mouse Support: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Battery Type: 2 x AAA


Image Sensor: Color 1/4" Super CMOS
Video Quality: 400 TV Lines
Pixels: 656 x 492 (NTSC)
Minimum Illumination: 0 Lux (IR on)
Day/Night Mode: Color during day / switches to B&W at night
Electronic Shutter: 1/60 - 1/15,000 NTSC, 1/50 - 1/15,000 PAL
Gain Control: Automatic
Backlight Comopensation: Yes
Wide Dynamic Rangel: No
Lens: 6mm
Viewing Angle: 37 degrees
Night Vision

Night Vision Distance: Up to 33ft / 10m
IR Cut Filter: No
Number of Infra-Red LEDs: 30
Infra-Red Wavelength: 940nm
Infra-Red LED Life: 10,000 hrs

Indoor / Outdoor: Both
Operating Power: DC 12V
Operation Temperature: 14 degrees F ~ 122 degrees F, 10 degrees C ~ 50 degrees C
Body Construction: Aluminum & ABS Plastic
Camera Dimensions: 2.5" x 2.8" x 2.5", 65mm x 70mm x 65mm
Stand Dimensions: 2.8" x 2.3" x 2.8", 72mm x 58mm x 70mm
Camera Weight & Stand: 0.6lbs / 260g
Cable Length: 60ft / 18m

500GB Hard Drive (installed)
Remote Control (with batteries)
ADS-180 Cameras x 4
BNC Cables 60ft /18m x 4
Ethernet Cable
BNC to RCA Video Cable
Software CD
Power Adapter
Operating Instructions
Theft Deterrent Stickers x 4
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